The City of Lakewood is located in southern Los Angeles County, about 23 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The area of the city is 9.5 square miles. Lakewood’s population was estimated by the State Department of Finance to be 81,601 in January 2015.
Lakewood has about 150 miles of streets and 300 miles of sidewalks. More than 36,000 trees line city streets and shade city parks. About 150 acres of the city are devoted to parks and other landscaped open space.
*photo courtesy of the Lakewood City website